The Edge

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  • Birth Name: David Howell Evans
  • Birth Place: Barking, Essex, England
  • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Moved to Dublin with his family at the age of 1.
  • Originally planned to become a doctor or engineer.
  • Was given his first guitar at 7 by his mother.
  • Responded, along with his older brother, Richard, to classmate Larry Mullen's school bulletin-board posting for band auditions; they both joined the group---originally called Feedback---which also included Paul Hewson (Bono) and Adam Clayton.
  • Nicknamed "The Edge" by Bono.
  • While vacationing with his family in New York in 1978, bought a used Gibson Explorer, which would become his signature guitar.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of U2, in 2005.
  • Cofounded Music Rising in 2005 to provide replacement instruments to musicians who lost theirs during Hurricane Katrina; later expanded the charity's mission to replace instruments lost by churches and schools.
  • Cowrote songs for the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark with Bono.

Awards

  • 2001, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1987, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 2005, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
  • 1994, Grammy — Best Music Video - Long Form: Winner
  • 2000, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Rock Song: Winner
  • 2005, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1987, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1988, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 2001, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1992, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2001, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2000, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
  • 1993, Grammy — Best Alternative Music Album: Winner
  • 2005, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner
  • 1988, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2005, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2005, Grammy — Best Rock Song: Winner
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
  • 2000, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 2001, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Nominee

Relationships

  • Gwenda Evans — Mother
  • Garvin Evans — Father
  • Hollie — Daughter
  • Morleigh Steinberg — Wife
  • Gillian — Sister
  • Arran — Daughter
  • Richard Evans — Brother
  • Aislinn O'Sullivan — Ex-wife
  • Levi — Son
  • Blue Angel — Daughter
  • Sian — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: David Howell Evans
  • Birth Place: Barking, Essex, England
  • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter

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